Recent content by delray

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    Best budget breathable waders

    I do know what you mean, although if in a hurry, vest, chest pack and wading jacket can still slow things up. I can't really help with an update as the point I made about the belt being around my backside became an issue and actually meant the crutch/crotch was a few inches lower than is ideal...
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    2020 Euros

    Ok. thanks for that. Very revealing.
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    Premiership Rugby

    Anyone see the Pat Lam/Bristol/Afoa debacle last weekend? I think older rugby guys will find it very distasteful. Briefly; Injury time, Bristol replacement prop sin binned with Bris, 3 points up, under huge pressure at a defensive 5 yard scrum. A prop required, but Lam claims Afoa is injured...
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    Dreaming of fishing

    Best advice I received during a group physio meeting after I had fallen behind with rehab and every exercise felt like the thing was going to come apart was "push harder; you won't break it". I have to add it wasn't a therapist telling me this but another new knee fella. Good luck, you'll be...
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    Fly identification help

    Welcome to the forum! I'd say 3 is a klinkhammer, 5 a pheasant tail nymph and 6 a hawthorn. 2 could be some kind of emerging buzzer, but 1, I have no clue what it's called or represents, and not sure about 4. Sorry again Rob; you got there before me
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    WF3F Line (NOW SORTED)

    NO LONGER REQUIRED If anyone has a 3 wt WF floater in good nick they are thinking of unloading, I'm looking (but not that hard). A Barrio, Wychwood, Scientific Anglers Air Cel or the like is my sort of mark and only want to spend £20 max. Cheers, Del NO LONGER REQUIRED
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    Free stretches river mimram/river ver

    p.m sent. Regards, Del
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    If Troutline is Lucian's company, it's an excellent company to deal with and sells excellent products. Not that it makes any odds, I thought he'd moved the operation to Italy; i have no idea where I got that thought from.
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    Fantasy Football league anyone??

    Del 'Broad Shoulders' Ray; perhaps I should change my forum name, but sadly, 'fat shoulders' may be more appropriate.
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    Fantasy Football league anyone??

    I demand a re-count.... Many thanks to Gary for setting it up.
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    Play with a mayfly emerger

    Shame others don't follow your lead. Hope all remains well, and hopefully the Mayfly will be around when you get out. All the best, Del
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    Cased Caddis, Cactus Chenille

    Good morning. Does anyone use 'cactus chenille' to tye the cased/peeping caddis as per Hans Weilenmann? Looks like it creates a good effect, but just wondering what 'size' to get (length of the fibres I'm guessing). If anyone can advise I'll be very grateful, thank you very much. Del
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    Advice re Northumbria

    Welcome to the forum. Someone will be along shortly with some advice I'm sure. Regards, Del
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    The 2021 Lions

    Good side! That front 5 could take on any permutation from the selected squad. Highly paid sportsmen, well coached, unbelievably fit and strong leads to a levelling out at the top end hence differing views on the best/most suited to a tough tour. Our rugby club old farts 'phone group was very...
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    The 2021 Lions

    11 English?? Wow, very surprised. Bar Itoje, the Saracens contingent can consider themselves very fortunate; playing Ampthill etc is no prep for playing the South Africans. The great big lump who plays midfield for SA (playing in Ireland now?) will be licking his lips at the thought of getting...